Monday, May 31, 2010

Akron band The Ride: your new favorite band

The Ride is a four-piece band from Akron. The members discuss the best part of being in this band, and with whom they would like to write and perform a song. Also, if you are in a band, The Ride gives you tips to avoid the scam artists you are sure to encounter.

Complete the sentence. The Ride is...

Inspirational, magical, hard-headed yet soft-hearted, an instant classic, a major turning point in your life, a billion-dollar industry, your new favorite band.

What is the best part of being in this band?

The best part of being in The Ride is living out our dreams with our absolute best friends. Being able to express ourselves freely through music and having support from the people closest to us.

What is the most challenging part of being in a band?

The most challenging part of being in a band is overcoming the letdowns you experience. It seems that if you are in a band there are 100 people who want to take every penny from you and give you nothing in return. They say how much they love your band and this great opportunity coming your way, but they are really just scam artists. TIP! If you're in a band, and someone says they like you and they want you apart of ________, but you need to pay money. It's a scam, don't do it!

If you could write and perform a song with one artist, who would you choose? Why?

Lady Gaga! She actually is a great artist. She writes all her own material and have you ever seen her play piano? She is incredible. The Madonna of our age. To write a song with her would be quite an experience; along with the elaborate live performances she puts on. We'd be down for that.

What would you be doing if you weren't making music?

If we weren't playing music we would all be lost. It's integrated so far into who we are as people and how we are all friends. If we had never started the band I think we'd all be regular college students.

Check out the video for Remember the Time.

Follow The Ride on Twitter.


  1. hey, i was wondering how i would go about becoming a model for you guys? i saw your status for "the ride" on myspace and it mentioned the need for models. I like to think that modeling is the only thing im REALLY good at. But if there is any thing i have to fill out or write, i'll be happy to. Just let me know. I appreciate it!

  2. yeah totally you guys should let me in on that too the username on myspace for me is Ayden Thourn or my email I could help you guys somehow I'm sure.